Sunday Link Encyclopedia and Self-Promotion
Among the self-hating posts of academia-bashers, it is so nice to hear a reasonable voice explaining why a PhD in literature is never a waste of time.
For those who bellyached that I had no proof that homeschooled children experienced being deprived of school as suffering and abuse, here is a link that is chock-full of proof: “Legally, parents have enormous discretion in raising their children: in some states, there’s no oversight at all over homeschooling curricula, meaning that it’s perfectly fine to educate daughters for a life of housewifery rather than for higher education. Some people involved in Homeschoolers Anonymous hope eventually to change that. Meanwhile, along with their own stories, they offer advice about survival.” I’m still waiting for an apology from the hysterics who bashed me for speaking the truth about this abusive practice.
If you need even more proof that police in Quebec is absolutely impotent and completely useless, read this. It’s useless to call the police in Montreal. “Can’t you figure it out on your own?” an officer yawns in a bored voice when you try to report a drunk driver or an assault. “Are you sure you want me to take your statement? Really?” An eye-roll, a deep sigh, a petulant facial expression. “Well, stick around here, I’ll be back.” After which the officer disappears forever and goes back to his favorite job of hunting down the law-abiding burghers who may have not stopped for a full minute at a stop sign.
We talked about oral stage trauma and here is a great post on how some people produce anal stage trauma.
And the post of the week: why it is wrong to compare mugging to rape.